Turns out, Grandma was a pretty smart lady feeding you chicken noodle soup when you were sick! Bone broth, when properly prepared, is filled with vitamins, minerals and vital nutrients to help you get (and stay) healthy.
- Bones from 1 whole pastured chicken
- 12-16 cups filtered water
- 3-4 cups veggie scraps (or 1/2 diced onion, 1-2 diced carrots and 1-2 diced celery stalks including leaves)
- 1 bunch fresh parsley
- 1-2 Tbs apple cider vinegar (with “the mother”)
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Add water, chicken bones (including giblets), veggie scraps (except parsley) and apple cider vinegar to a pot and let sit for 30 minutes. Do not turn the heat on, the vinegar needs to work on the bones to get the most nutrition possible into your broth!
- Bring pot to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and allow to simmer (covered) for 24-48 hours.
- The last 20 minutes of cooking, add in your parsley. As if your broth wasn’t healthy enough, parsley will add even more vitamins and immune support.
- After 24 hours, check to see if the bones crumble easily when pinched between your fingers (this is a good sign that all the minerals and marrow are now out of the bones and in your broth!). If the bones still feel firm, continue cooking for an additional 12-24 hours.
- Allow broth to cool and carefully strain through a metal sieve into your jars.
- You can start enjoying the benefits of broth immediately! Broth may be stored in the fridge safely for two weeks, or you can pressure can it to store in the pantry.
- If you would prefer, you can remove the lid the last few hours of cooking and reduce your broth down to a concentrate. Then, freeze this concentrate in ice cube trays to be added to soups, sauces and gravies as needed.
- If you notice your broth doesn’t “gel” when chilled (turn into jello), you can add in extra gelatin for extra gut healing support.
- We use bone broth weekly in soups, stews and sauces. And we also cook our rice, pasta and some veggies in broth (instead of water) for added nutrition. If you’re feeling sick or run down, warm up some broth and sip on it throughout the day, it really is a doctor in a cup!
- If you want the amazing benefits of bone broth, but just don’t have the time to make it, there are some great options for you! Skip that broth-flavored-water at the grocery store, and check out a company like Kettle & Fire! They’re making batches of bone broth the way grandma used to, and they’ll ship directly to your doorstep!
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 85
- Sugar: 0g
- Sodium: 150mg
- Fat: 0g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 0g
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 20g
- Cholesterol: 0g